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The mental scars have finally healed for North Queensland.But Cowboys playmaker Johnathan Thurston reckons they will be as raw as ever for Cronulla in Friday nights NRL preliminary final at Allianz Stadium.And hes not even talking about the Sharks 49-year premiership drought.Thurston believed Cronulla were yet to exorcise their demons from the 39-0 thumping they received from the Cowboys in last years semi-final in Townsville.I think that will be driving them, Thurston said.They didnt play too well up here.We were pretty clinical that night.No doubt that will be motivating them.Thurston even hoped Sharks playmaker Chad Townsend may be carrying a bit of extra baggage.The Cronulla half was surprisingly benched late in their last clash, a qualifying win over Canberra.Obviously there is a bit of mental scarring when you get hooked with 20 to go, Thurston said of Townsend.I am sure he is level headed enough to make sure it doesnt happen.It may work in his favour, he might blitz it now.Thurston confirmed North Queensland had no such mental demons since their historic premiership triumph last year.Until then, the Cowboys had earned a reputation for being on the wrong end of crunch finals calls.There was the hand of Foran against Manly in 2012, Cronullas seventh tackle try in 2013 and a controversial disallowed four-pointer against Sydney Roosters in 2014.We are a totally different club and team to back then, Thurston said.What works for us is taking those decisions out of the officials hands.Now if we play well and get beaten we can cop it on the chin.Even Friday nights venue does not conjure up any dark memories for Thurston.North Queensland won their first final at Allianz Stadium in 2005 but have lost the past five at the venue - including those three controversial playoff matches that once haunted the club.Its just another field. I love playing there actually, Thurston said.Hopefully people come out of The Shire into the city - it should be a good night. Nike Air Max Bw Classic For Sale . "No difference at all," chirped U.S. roommate and linemate James van Riemsdyk. "Its still the same cranky Phil. Air Max Bw For Sale . Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz were sent to Toronto on Saturday as the Maple Leafs traded defenceman Jesse Blacker and draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks. http://www.airmaxbw.com/cheap-air-max-bw-white/air-max-bw-white-grey.html . The Dane followed up his first European Tour title last weekend with eight birdies and just a single dropped shot on Thursday for a one-stroke advantage over South Africas Allan Versfeld and Portugals Ricardo Santos. Nike Air Max Bw Premium . -- Gus Malzahn finally had his day in Fayetteville. Buy Air Max Bw Online . The Dutchmans tenure got off to a poor start when referee Guido Winkmann awarded a penalty within two minutes for Niklas Starks clumsy challenge on Alexandru Maxim. MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have placed third baseman Trevor Plouffe on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.Plouffe got hurt on Wednesday against Kansas City.The 30-year-old Plouffe also missed 32 games this season with a fractured left rib; last year, he played in a ccareer-high 152 games.dddddddddddd He was batting .277 with five homers and 20 RBIs in 26 games since being reinstated Aug. 8.The Twins announced the move Saturday. Cheap NFL JerseysWholesale JerseysWholesale NFL JerseysJerseys From ChinaWholesale NFL JerseysCheap NFL JerseysCheap Jerseys ' ' '